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Ketogenic diets benefit more than diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity

Below are links to research studies showing the effect of low-carbohydrate and very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets on various medical conditions other than type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity:


Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Can a low-carb diet lower blood pressure?


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

The effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on the polycystic ovary syndrome: a pilot study

J Mavropoulos, W Yancy, J Hepburn, EC Westman

Nutrition & Metabolism (2005)


Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD)

A very low-carbohydrate diet improves gastroesophageal reflux and its symptoms

GL Austin, MT Thiny, EC Westman, WS Yancy, NJ Shaheen

Digestive Diseases and Sciences (2006)


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

A very low-carbohydrate diet improves symptoms and quality of life in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome

G Austin, C Dalton, Y Hu, C Morris, J Hankins, S Weinland, EC Westman, WS Yancy, D Drossman

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2009)


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a pilot study

T Tendler, S Lin, WS Yancy, J Mavropoulos, P Sylvestre, D Rockey, EC Westman

Digestive Diseases and Sciences (2007)



Ketogenic Diet

Epilepsy Society


Neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s disease

Feasibility and efficacy data from a ketogenic diet intervention in Alzheimer’s disease

M.Taylor, D Sullivan, J Mahnken, J Burns, R.Swerdlow

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions (2018)


McArdle disease

Can a low-carbohydrate diet improve exercise tolerance in McArdle disease?

SL Reason, EC Westman, R Godfrey, E Maguire

Journal of Rare Disorders: Diagnosis & Therapy (2017)



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